This Is It…Forest City Ratner, Build a School Here!

10 Metrotech

Forest City Ratner (of Atlantic Yards fame) is demolishing 10 Metrotech ( near BAM) to build another larger residential building. The redevelopment of this office building to residential will only exacerbate the school overcrowding that is inevitably coming 2-5 years down the road as a result of the building and population boom in Downtown Brooklyn. This location and large footprint would be great for a new District 13 K-8 school. FCR should approach the city about building a school there as part of redevelopment, just like what they did at 8 Spruce St. (aka New York by Gehry)

From the Commercial Observer: Forest City, Avoiding Default on 10 MetroTech, Will Demo for Residential